The Master of Arts in Integrative Studies (MAIS) is a flexible, interdisciplinary graduate program in which you design your own research agenda and course of study. In the program you integrate knowledge, methods and perspectives from across different disciplines. You develop the expertise to address real-world problems or questions that fall beyond the scope of traditional disciplinary or professional programs.
Here are some examples of recent MAIS projects that were successful.
The statement of purpose must include:
This statement will give us a sense of your writing abilities and help us determine whether the MAIS program is a good fit for you. The personal and professional goals should be carefully articulated so we can create a program for you that will allow you to achieve those goals through an interdisciplinary research agenda. Your choices of coursework should be guided a question or issue or topic that meets your interests. Only graduate level course work (500, 600, 700) can be applied. We also need to see that the right coursework is available, either through NKU's graduate program or through our local consortium of institutions (GC3). When writing your statement of purpose, you can review the kinds of courses available and suggest program of courses that you think you best prepare you for the expertise you want to develop and the research plan you hope to pursue.